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Police Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM
The police information arm, the Corporate Communications Unit, says he is now in isolation at home after presenting with flu-like symptoms.

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has tested positive for COVID-19.

The police information arm, the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), says he is now in isolation at home after presenting with flu-like symptoms.

In the meantime, the CCU says the commissioner's immediate support staff are all being tested and have been placed under quarantine.

Sections of his office have also been closed for sanitisation.

Meanwhile, Major General Anderson is urging all members of the constabulary, particularly those on the frontline to take all necessary precautions as they carry out their daily functions.

He says members should strictly observe the established COVID-19 protocols and immediately seek medical support once they exhibit any flu-like symptoms.

On Saturday, the Health Ministry reported that Jamaica has confirmed 67 new COVID cases.

READ: Jamaica records 67 new COVID cases, 29 recoveries

Eleven of the 67 new cases are contacts of confirmed cases; one is an imported case from the Dominican Republic and 55 are under investigation.

New case breakdown
St Thomas - 22
Kingston and St Andrew - 21
St Catherine - 12
Clarendon - 6
St James - 2
St Elizabeth - 1
Hanover - 1
Portland -1
St Ann -1

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